Prince Harry: Duke of Sussex’s name appears in court documents pertaining to Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

Jonathon Nolan
The Nightly
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Prince Harry has been embroiled in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against underfire US rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.
Prince Harry has been embroiled in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against underfire US rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. Credit: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Prince Harry has been embroiled in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit pertaining to underfire US rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.

The Duke of Sussex’s name appears in the bombshell $30m lawsuit brought against Combs by recorder producer Rodney ‘Lil Rod’ Jones.

Jones is suing for damages, claiming that Combs is a sexual abuser of men and women.

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The Daily Mail reports that the ousted royal’s name features along with a score of other notable people, which Jones argues was a method by which Combs sought “legitimacy” for himself and his associates.

The documents do not, however, suggest any wrongdoing on Prince Harry’s part; he is named only once in the 73-page document and nor is he listed as a defendant.

Additionally, the documents and lawyers for Jones suggest guests were drawn to Combs’ sex-trafficking parties because of his “access to celebrities such as famous athletes, political figures, artists, musicians, and international dignitaries like British Royal, Prince Harry”.

It’s understood that Prince Harry and his heir-to-the-throne brother, Prince William, first met Combs alongside Kanye West in 2007 at a party hosted by the Royal pair as a thanks to everyone who participated in the “Concert for Diana” at Wembley that same year.

Despite Prince Harry not facing any legal claims, the revelation comes as the Royal Family lick their wounds after disgraced Prince Andrew was forced to settle a lawsuit against him by a former sex slave of Jeffrey Epstein, Virginia Giuffre.

It also comes just hours after the Department of Homeland Security raided Combs’ California and Florida mansions.

It also comes just hours after the Department of Homeland Security raided Combs’ California and Florida mansions.
It also comes just hours after the Department of Homeland Security raided Combs’ California and Florida mansions. Credit: Eric Thayer/AP

In a statement, Homeland Security Investigations said it “executed law enforcement actions as part of an ongoing investigation, with assistance from HSI Los Angeles, HSI Miami, and our local law enforcement partners”.

There have been several sexual assault lawsuits filed against Combs in recent months, including a lawsuit from the R&B singer Cassie that was settled last year.

In February, a music producer filed a lawsuit alleging Combs coerced him to solicit prostitutes and pressured him to have sex with them. Combs’ attorney, Shawn Holley, has said of those allegations that “we have overwhelming, indisputable proof that his claims are complete lies”.

Combs’ former protege and girlfriend, the R&B singer Cassie, sued him in November, alleging years of sexual abuse, including rape. The lawsuit said he forced her to have sex with male prostitutes while he filmed them. The suit was settled the day after it was filed.

Another of Combs’ accusers was a woman who said the rap producer raped her two decades ago when she was 17.

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